Ariel (nickname: Mimi). Queer. Latina (woohoo tica/costarricense y peruana) y indígena. Light-skinned WoC. Bean-Town Local. Dreams of returning and living in the Land of Enchantment.

Lover of black cats, pit bulls, pugs, recreational rock climbing and hiking, many different fandoms, nonprofit and charitable work, fatshion and learning to self-love. I fancy myself an art hobbyist and you may or may not see some of my art up here (I tend to forget to blog on my art tumblr).

This show destroys me 

It’s so bad 

but it’s so good 

it’s like a train wreck 

Maybe I should start Picto-RPing again 

or maybe I should just shut up and go to sleep 


Alexander McQueen S/S 2006

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If only I could count on my hands the number of shows that I’ve been conflicted on. 

I have such an urge to talk plots with people 

but I don’t even know who/ what to begin with 


Diana Boncheva feat. BanYa - Beethoven Virus Full Version

Arc introduced me to this song, and when I listen to it, I feel like I can kick major ass. Hence why I’m posting this here. 



Why is it that … I become really inspired to draw on a Sunday night when I have work tomorrow


art buddies are sO IMPORTANT

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I really like elephants

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my favorite thing about england is that the word pulp doesnt exist 

(via cognitivedissonance)



Katie Brumbach was one of fourteen children born to circus performers Philippe and Johanna Brumbach. In her early years, Katie performed with her family. Katie’s father would offer one hundred marks to any man in the audience who could defeat her in wrestling no one ever succeeded in winning the prize. It was during one such performance that Katie met her husband of fifty-two years, Max Heymann.

Brumbach once defeated the famous strongman Eugene Sandow in weightlifting contest in New York. Katie lifted a weight of 300 pounds over her head, which Sandow only managed to lift to his chest. After this victory, she adopted the stage name “Sandwina” as a feminine derivative of Sandow.

Sandwina worked in the United States with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for many years, until she was nearly 60. One of her standard performance feats was lifting her husband (who weighed 165 pounds) overhead with one hand. She performed many other feats, such as bending steel bars and resisting the pull of four horses. Sandwina’s record stood for many years until being eclipsed by women’s weightlifter Karyn Marshall in 1987.

Text from her Wikipedia page.

Criminy’s Caravan needs a strongwoman…

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